Location: Cross and Light St, Baltimore, MD
Rating: Honorable Mention
Description: Looks like National Geographic is not above the downturn and had to let some of their photographers go. That is the ONLY plausible explanation for why a picture of this quality would ever grace the pages of TGOH.
At first glace this looks like a crime scene, but after looking at the shoes and running pants I’m pretty sure this is just some dude trying to squeeze ten weeks of training for the Baltimore marathon into a weekend run the week before. Believe me, I’ve been there and if anyone reading this is even considering running the marathon but doesn’t have time for months of dedication and training I have a one day training plan that works wonders:
1. Wake up the morning of the marathon having not run in over six months.
2. Take about 5000mg of Motrin and duct tape your nipples, feet, ball-sack and basically any other body part which could possible rub against fabric or skin.
3. Run the marathon.
4. Use the 30 minutes of euphoria after the finish to call loved ones and cancel all activities for the next month.
5. Wait for ambulance to arrive.
And with those five easy steps you too can be a Marathon runner! Works every time… most of the time.